Lawmakers welcome Obama's request on Syria, not his position
President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media during his meeting with Baltic leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday.
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:00 am
Most Capitol Hill lawmakers from Nebraska and Iowa welcomed President Barack Obama’s decision Saturday to seek congressional authorization before launching a military strike in Syria.
But none endorsed the president’s position that the United States must respond militarily to the reported use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime.
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Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:00 am.